Property Management and Home Inspections: What to Know

Property management and home inspections are crucial aspects of maintaining a rental property. Whether you hire a property manager or handle the inspections yourself, it’s important to understand the different types of inspections and their significance. Here’s what you need to know:

Importance of Inspections

Rental property inspections are essential for assessing the condition of the property and ensuring that it is well-maintained. Regular inspections also help identify issues early, maintain the property’s value, and communicate to tenants the importance of property upkeep.

Types of Inspections

There are several types of rental property inspections, including move-in inspections, quarterly inspections, drive-by inspections, and change in ownership inspections. Each type serves a specific purpose, such as documenting the property’s condition at the beginning and end of a tenancy, monitoring property upkeep, and assessing the property during a change in ownership or management.

Involving Tenants

In most cases, tenants are present during the inspection to point out any issues or concerns. Involving tenants in the inspection process can help build a professional relationship and ensure that both parties are aware of the property’s condition.

Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Landlords have the right to inspect the property, but it’s important to follow local laws and provide adequate notice to tenants before conducting an inspection. Inspections should focus on verifying the property’s condition and addressing any maintenance or safety concerns.

About Inspecticore

At Inspecticore, we strive to provide the best home inspection experience possible to educate our clients. So they are able to make an informed decision about the home they are considering for purchase.

Our team of inspectors is trained and supervised by an ASHI-Certified Inspector. Being ASHI-Certified is a designation earned to qualifying inspectors who pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE)® which is well-known throughout the industry for its difficulty level. Additionally, our team of inspectors is experienced, dedicated to education, and has a proven record in the industry.

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